Producing : The most mind blowing fine print every indie Producer should know... by Joe Orlandino

Joe Orlandino

The most mind blowing fine print every indie Producer should know...

Paragraph 1 of the Ultra Low Budget agreement says, in part: “It, is not intended for pictures produced for television broadcast, cable use, video/DVD markets or otherwise produced primarily for commercial exploitation.” Does this mean, after you make your movie you’re not supposed to sell it? http://www.microfilmmaker.com/Editorials/edit65.html

Microfilmmaker Magazine - Editorials & Commentaries - SAG vs. Fi-Core: The War Over Independents
Microfilmmaker Magazine - Editorials & Commentaries - SAG vs. Fi-Core: The War Over Independents
Unlike most editorials at MFM, the following editorial is not only aimed at filmmakers, but it is also aimed at actors who would like the option of working in more films, by showing that there are mor…
Stage 32 Staff - Julie

That clause is incredibly limiting. I have heard so many mixed reviews of the Ultra Low Budget option. We talked about it during On Stage With RB in November: https://www.stage32.com/media/1301431357276169923

Andrea Dover

That is discouraging. However, when was this article published? SAG-AFTRA is now one union, not separate. Yet the article mentions that AFTRA and SAG are "sister" unions. I would look at current rules for ULB and New Media. Hopefully the situation has improved and ultra low budget productions can get distribution.

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